Transcript Converter v1.2

Transcript Text (paste the text from a chat log file here, after trimming to the interval desired)

Transcript Source

WebCT Yahoo

Inline Styles to Apply

Entire transcript (<dl>) Speaker's name (<dt>) Typed text (<dd>)

HTML Format


Note: If the inline styles are not specified, it is generally a good idea to use a <style> element in the <head> of the page (or in a linked stylesheet), to format the <dl> and/or <dt> elements. In fact, specifying the styles in this fashion is more efficient than using the inline styles. (Doing this is not always possible, however — for example, when formatting a transcript for posting in an online forum message; for that reason, this form allows specification of inline styles.)

For example, instead of specifying (in the Inline Style inputs, above) "font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif" for the entire transcript, "margin-top: 0.5em; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold" for the speaker's name, and "margin-top: 0.15em" for the typed text, it is preferable to include the following in the <head> of the page: <style type="text/css">
    dl {font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif}
    dt {margin-top: 0.5em; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold}
    dd {margin-top: 0.15em}

Valid HTML 4.01!

This page has been tested with Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0, and with Mozilla v1.7; it should function correctly (possibly with cosmetic differences) in IE5.5+, NS7+, and Mozilla 1.5+.

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